+ ENCIRCLE

Throughout history and in cultures around the world, the circle is a sacred shape. The circle is an example of balance and unity. In a perfect circle, all points are equal and relevant. At times a circle means protection and community. To encircle is to invite and welcome. To encircle someone is to provide a shelter, a protection, a sense of belonging and ultimately a safe place to learn and grow. With no sides, encircle means to love equally and unconditionally...

+ OUR MISSION

To embrace and sustain every LGBTQ+ youth, every family and every community.

+ WHO WE ARE...

Encircle seeks to deepen and enrich the conversation among communities of faith and LGBTQ+ people. By teaching individuals to love themselves and empowering families, Encircle helps cultivate an environment where LGBTQ+ individuals can thrive. Our programs and services meet people wherever they are in their lives with cultural competency and sensitivity, using community partnerships, best practices, and innovative techniques.

+ WE BUILD...

WE ARE ROOTED IN SPACES THAT NOURISH, NURTURE AND SECURE. OUR HOME EXTENDS BEYOND PHYSICAL WALLS TO HELP YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES THRIVE ACROSS THE GLOBE.

+ WE EDUCATE...

WE EDUCATE OURSELVES AND SHARE WHAT WE LEARN WITH THOSE AROUND US. WE PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE THAT SERVES TO INFORM, UPLIFT AND ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING.

+ WE CHALLENGE...

WE CHALLENGE LABELS, STEREOTYPES AND CULTURAL NORMS. FREE FROM BIAS AND PREJUDICE WE CHAMPION EACH OTHER.

+ WE CREATE...

WE CREATE A CONVERSATION AND A PLACE FOR DIALOGUE. WE CREATE A STAGE, A PLATFORM AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING/DIALOGUE. WE CREATE VOICE. WE BELIEVE WE ARE ALL CREATIVE. THE OPPOSITE OF WAR IS NOT PEACE, IT IS CREATION. WE BELIEVE IN CREATIVITY.

+ WE SEE YOU...

WE KNOW YOU. WE SEE YOU. WE LOVE YOU. WE WILL HELP PROTECT YOU. WE KNOW YOUR HAPPINESS AND SUCCESSES TAKE MANY FORMS. WE REPRESENT YOU. WE BELIEVE IN YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS.

+ WE LISTEN...

We listen...
Que escuchemos...
Nous sommes á l’écoute...
Wir horen...
Escutamos...
Ascoltiamo...

+ WE CELEBRATE...

WE CELEBRATE EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND THEIR POTENTIAL. WE CELEBRATE THEIR STORIES, THEIR MILESTONES AND THEIR JOURNEYS. WE CELEBRATE OFTEN AND REVEL IN EACH OTHER’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SUCCESSES.


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